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Bordeaux En Primeur 2022

Our annual visit and tastings in Bordeaux took place during the last week of April. It was our 40th year starting with the 1982 vintage, a pretty good place to start. We tasted some 600 wines over the course of the week and many of the most important properties have been tasted twice and even three times.

This is a stunning vintage, however, its not 2009 or even 1982 with a homogenous framework. It’s a year where tasting is vital. The best wines are concentrated, compelling masterpieces, those who consider wine just an alcoholic beverage will most likely think again on tasting. Given the concentration and diminutive size of the berries it was all too easy to extract too much tannin into the finished product.

We are confident that our offering will include the best of the vintage, however, quantities will be reduced by at least 15% on last year with yields in some case around 20 hectolitres per hectare. We will also be conscious of pricing and wont support excessive price increases. As always, we will allocate the top wines as fairly as possible. 


One of the hottest years on record, the terrible fires in the region were a testament to that. The winter was relatively mild with decent rainfall throughout the spring. Three heatwaves in summer with temperatures around 35% and pushing 40% and no rain. The vintage was early around mid-August for the whites and mid to the end of September for the reds.

The Vintage

The critics have already given a big thumbs up with very high scores, but they have been quite diverse in their opinion which makes for a more interesting debate. We have identified our top wines and are happy to share our thoughts with you as we release around four to six properties as they come on the market. We will also have some good value picks which won’t break the bank and give pleasure in the shorter term while affording an opportunity to those putting a toe in the primeur market for the first time.

This vintage has wines of enormous style and charm, some are for the longer term, but all should age gracefully as they grow up

Yours in wine,

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We have been working alongside the Thienpont family and always look to their suite of properties for value, sheer quality and approachability in youth. The three wines detailed below all offer an exceptional snapshot of the appellations they represent. We have been shipping these wines directly from the Domaine for nearly 15 years.

A true testament to the terroirs they represent and the wine-making pedigree at work. 

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Château Puygueraud 2022

"Focused and fresh with crunchy dark and blue fruit, seashells and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied. Firm tannins and a lingering, chalky finish with some saltiness to it. Fine texture. Attractive already. 93 - 94 points."

James Suckling,, (April 2023)

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Château Alcee 2022

"Dark berries with blackberry and brambleberry character, as well as dusty tannins. Crunchy. Medium body. Fine tannins. Salty. Pure merlot. 92 - 93 points."

James Suckling,, (April 2023)

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Château La Prade 2022

"Plenty of fruit with well-integrated tannins. Medium body, bright acidity and a fresh and bright finish. Lots of crunchy What fruit. Juicy. 92-93 points."

James Suckling,, (April 2023)

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Château Fonbel 2022

We made the cardiovascular challenge up the hill to Château Ausone, who also own Château Fonbel. Mr Vauthier is always on hand to show the result of his magnificent work on all his properties - always a treat.

We have followed Fonbel for many years and feel this is one of their most exciting offerings.

"A juicy and flavorful red with lots of red fruits, currants, cloves and some nutmeg. It's full and layered with lots of fruit. 85% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% carmenere. 92 - 93 points." James Suckling, James, (April 2023)

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Château Tronquoy 2022

Now owned by the Bouyges family of Chateau Montrose fame we tasted the wine at Montrose. Its 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. Wonderful structure, powerful but surrounded by a classy frame, red berry fruit with mineral notes, Its clear that this property is going from strength to strength, a lovely drink from 2029 and well beyond. It also sports a smart new label.

"A fresh and solid TL with currants and cherries. Hints of chocolate and spice. Medium to full body. Juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lovely richness and depth. 92 - 93 points." James Suckling,, (April 2023)

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Barton Family Wines

As always, a visit to taste and see the new releases at Langoa-Barton is just a treat. This year was also a chance to see the new gravity-fed winery which will bring even more precision to these iconic wines. Langoa has been reaching stellar heights over the last five vintages and the 2022 might even be the finest yet; just oozes class, that beautiful cassis fruit with a violet-like finish. Just over 50% cabernet sauvignon, 41% merlot and a touch of cabernet franc. There are only 20 hectares in production with the average vine age approaching 40 and this year’s tiny yields of 30hl per hectare, so volumes vastly reduced.


Château Léoville Barton 2022 OWC

"Very polished and poised with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium body with tight and focused tannin tension. Lively finish. Harmonious for the vintage."

95 - 96 points

James Suckling, (April 2023)

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In both Sauternes and Barsac, 2022 is expected to be a rare and outstanding vintage. It will generously reward those producers who were willing to take the risk of waiting until the grapes had reached the appropriate concentration following the late advent of botrytis and the long return to the warm and dry conditions required to impart its signature on the grapes. Following a horrible harvest and vintage in 2021, we look forward to tasting their success when the wines have made it into bottle.

Château La Tour Blanche 2022, 37.5cl

This wine is the result of a very strict selection, uniting, thanks to a unique know-how, the expression of a great terroir and the best of Noble Rot. The style of Château La Tour Blanche is characterized by a superb balance between power and freshness, and great aromatic complexity. The policy of extreme quality carried out at Château La Tour Blanche has led to not bottling certain vintages deemed only passable.

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Château Suduiraut 2022, 75cl

"Wow. This is incredibly concentrated with such depth and power. Dried oranges. Full-bodied with some phenolic tension that frames the wine perfectly. Dried apricots and peaches. Incredible richness and freshness. Spicy and flavorful. Tastes more like a BA from Germany! 100% semillon. 98 - 99 points."

James Suckling,, (April 2023)

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Château Suduiraut 2022, 37.5cl

"100% Sémillon. RS 190 g/l. Cask sample.
Deep gold colour. Aromatically resplendent. Great purity as well. Honey, marmalade and tropical-fruit notes. Botrytis evident. Palate rich, luscious and intense. Sweet and packed with fruit, the bitter edge of the botrytis providing balance. Very long finish. 18+ points."

James Lawther MW,, (April 2023)

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We are delighted to offer three further parcels: one from the esteemed stable of the Domaines Barons de Rothschild in Château Duhart-Milon, and two over-performing Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé estates in Châteaux Berliquet (managed by same team as at neighbouring Château Canon) and Laroque (an address attracting significant critical acclaim) . Available quantities are limited, and as ever we will endeavour to allocate as fairly as possible.

Château Laroque Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2022, 75cl

"You just know that this estate is well placed to succeed in the vintage, and this really does walk the line of ripeness and salinity, such gorgeous definition and vivid energetic fruit. Stretches out through the palate also, has a relaxed confidence to it that is quite unusual in such a full--on vintage. Really impressive, Beaumartin family, David Suire director. 97 points."

Jane Anson, (May 2023)

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Château Berliquet 2022, 75cl

"Very deep crimson. Rich, sweet and burly compared with the Canon but still with purity. Such polish! Clean and fresh. Sleekissimo. Drink 2030-2045. 17/20"

Jancis Robinson, (April 2023)

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Château Duhart-Milon 2022, 75cl

"Very Pauillac in its blackcurrant, dark chocolate and walnut husk character. Full-bodied yet compacted. Wet earth, mushroom, earth, black tobacco. Fine and intense tannins. Fresh and complex. 78% cabernet sauvignon and 22% merlot. 95 - 96 points."

James Suckling, (April 2023)

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